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[11/01/05 - 12:00 AM]
In November, Martha Teaches Viewers 30 Things They Need to Know

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

IN NOVEMBER, MARTHA TEACHES VIEWERS 30 THINGS THEY NEED TO KNOW

Plus Musical Performances By Melissa Etheridge, Shania Twain, Patty Loveless and Trisha Yearwood; Viewers Also Meet America's Best Bakers And The Country?s Most Talented Chefs; Plus Martha Celebrates Her Hometown of Nutley, New Jersey, With Old Friends, Old Teachers and Old Boyfriends

NEW YORK -- November 1, 2005 -- For a one-stop resource for all things how-to, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's nationally syndicated series, MARTHA, will be daytime's only destination location. Throughout November, host Martha Stewart will provide viewers with information packed segments that will help them get through the holiday season anchored by a list of 30 things everyone needs to know before, during and after turkey day. And at month's end (11/28), Martha will celebrate her hometown of Nutley, New Jersey, with visits from old friends, old teachers, old boyfriends and a slew of surprise guests.

Plus, Martha gets up close and personal with an impressive list of songstresses including Melissa Etheridge (11/9); Patty Loveless (11/10); Shania Twain (11/15); Trisha Yearwood (11/16) and Carly Simon (11/21), who'll join Martha for some horseback riding. Other guests in November include: Hope & Faith star Faith Ford, Joan Cusack, Desperate Housewives house husband Doug Savant, Boston Legal's Betty White, According to Jim star Courtney Thorne Smith and Today's Matt Lauer, who will get the ultimate packing lesson from Martha just prior to his departure for "Where In the World is Matt Lauer?"

Martha will uncover every minute detail to teach viewers how to get the party started and what to do after all your family and friends have headed home. And at the end of November, after all the turkey has been eaten, Martha will deliver her top 10 list for more good things viewers should know including:

- How to carve the family turkey.

- How to load the dishwasher.

- How to set the perfect holiday table.

- How to fold napkins.

- How to take the ultimate family photo.

- How to pack for a long weekend.

- What makes the perfect centerpiece.

- How to bake delicious pumpkin pie.

- How to remove stains.

- How to dance.

- How to make chocolate chip cookies.

- How to iron a shirt.

- How to tie a tie.

- How to make a bed.

- The perfect way to open a champagne bottle.

And following a nationwide search for the best bakers in America, Martha will reveal whose tarts are the talk of the town during the week of November 7. The five best amateur bakers were chosen from hundreds of entries and those selected are: New York's Merritt Palminteri (11/11); Mark McGough (11/7), a father of three from West Chester, PA; Cindy Smithy (11/8) from Wellesley, MA.; Meloni Courtway (11/10) of Petaluma, CA, who credits Martha with being her inspiration to bake, and Aubrey Cook (11/9) of St. Louis, MO. During the week of November 14, Martha goes one-on-one with some of the country's top culinary experts - chefs whose delectable fare has brought them fame on a local and national scale.

About MARTHA

MARTHA, the nationally-syndicated, daily "how-to" series, is anchored by entertaining and informative segments that highlight and spotlight host Martha Stewart's sense of humor and love of fun, people, and projects. Taped in front of a studio audience, the hour-long program's format allows audience members and special guests to participate and interact with Martha. Featuring movers, shakers and headline makers, A-list celebrities, plus everyday people who've accomplished extraordinary things, MARTHA features inspiring ideas and new projects - from cooking and entertaining, to decorating, and home renovating. Martha Stewart and Mark Burnett are executive producers and Rob Dauber serves as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and is distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution to over 98% of the country.





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